Virtual Assistant Portfolio and Journal of my Personal Adventures
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Hey there! I am Christine. I have a full time job in a university but, I am into blogging as a form of diversion from the stressful work environment. Most of the time, I share my personal adventures and misadventures here in my blog. I love writing and I believe that learning is a never ending process. My full time work entails me to do research-related tasks. I am also a part time online research assistant, article writer, blogger, and psychological test developer. I am an independent contractor on oDesk so, if you
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My passport was overdue for renewal which I should have done last June 2011. Good thing there is no penalty in renewing Philippine passports otherwise, I'll probably be paying buckets of money for the delay. With all the "modernization" efforts in the different government agencies, I can say that I am on neutral grounds. We all know that upgrades with government agencies and infrastructures also equate to people making some adjustments or sacrifices err, hassle.
It was my first time to go to DFA-Aseana in Macapal Blvd. I actually didn't know how to commute going there. After a few internet research, I was sure of one thing and that is to go to SM Mall of Asia and take it from there.
So, here's how I got to DFA-Aseana Macapagal Blvd:
1. From Buendia, I hopped onto the orange jeepneys going to SM MOA.
2. From SM MOA, I walked a bit towards the bus loading and unloading area.
3. There are buses with signboard "MIA and DFA", get on that bus. It costs Php 1…
I was fortunate enough to join a workshop slash short weekend getaway last March 29-30 (Saturday to Sunday). It was at Baserri de Lipa in Batangas. Baserri is actually a Spanish word "cesario vasco" or a kind of stone-built housebarn farmhouse. No wonder the place was called Baserri de Lipa because it was indeed like a farmhouse or vacaion house. The place was surrounded by coconut trees and mountain view. There were swimming pools, chapel and restaurant. It can be a great place for holding celebrations such as wedding, birthday party, family reunion, or just a weekend getaway.
For our group, we were around 20 persons and accommodated in one big house with a private pool. The house had a very pleasant ambiance designed with wooden and native furniture. The two-storey house we stayed in had three rooms. One room at the ground floor and two rooms on the second floor. I was assigned at the masters bedroom which can fit like 10 to 15 persons with one big bathroom and a veranda…
Pandan, Antique is such an idyllic tourist spot which deserves a separate blog entry. In this way, I can also share the beautiful pictures of the tourist spots we visited. Pandan is a municipality of Antique with a total of 34 barangays. Based on my observation, livelihood is from from arts and crafts, fishing and farming. Again, I would like to thank our hostess in our Pandan, Antique tour, our dear Accountant - Ms. Marnie for welcoming us in their ancestral home.
It took us around 30-45 minutes from Caticlan port to reach Ms. Marnie's place in Pandan. We ate breakfast and prepared for our tour at Malumpati Spring Resort and visit at Phaidon Beach Resort. We rented out a van because each area was quite far from the other. There were tricycles available, and perhaps can be rented out as well. It took us about another 30-45 minutes to reach Malumpati Spring Resort. It was a mixture of rough and smooth road. When we got to the place, we paid the Php 10/person entrance fee and cottage…